Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> Sheep Grazing on Gloun Hill [graphic]
Sheep Grazing on Gloun Hill
|Main Creator:||Newman, Thomas, photographer|
Sheep farming particularly hill sheep farming has long been a feature of the west of Ireland. The hills and uplands of the Mizen area are no exception, the Scottish Blackface, Suffolk & Cheviot breeds being the most popular. During past centuries sheep were invaluable as they supplied food and clothing - today they have an added bonus as they qualify for E.U. premier headage payments which is of major economic importance in the poorer farming areas. Unfortunately these payments can also have adverse effects as sheep numbers have dramatically increased causing serious ecological problems on some hillside pastures.
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26 Mar 1994
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 17A ; frame number: 20A
Mizen Historical & Archaeological Society
Photograph taken at 11:30, 26 Mar 1994.
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Schull, Co. Cork, Province of Munster, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_17A/20A||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.